The Student Fees (Amounts) (England) Regulations 2004 — 19 Jul 2004 at 21:03
Robert Smith MP, West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine voted against raising the university tuition fee cap to £3,000 per year.
The majority of MPs voted to raise the university tuition fee cap at £3,000 per year.
MPs passed Statutory Instrument 2004 No. 1932. The text of the approved motion read:
- That the draft Student Fees (Amounts) (England) Regulations 2004 which were laid before this House on 1st July, be approved.
The £3,000 "Higher Amount" is the maximum fee an institution can charge if it has a plan in place under section 33 of the 2004 Higher Education Act. Such plans require institutions to set out how they are to promote awareness of financial and access arrangements for the course. Regulations may be introduced to require governing bodies to monitor their institutions' compliance with their plans.
The Statutory Instrument charged set the amount chargeable in the absence of an approved plan at £1,200 per year.
-  Student Fees (Amounts) (England) Regulations 2004
-  Section 33 of the 2004 Higher Education Act - The legislation which defines the plans required to charge the higher rate of fees.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||117 (+2 tell)||0||73.0%|
|Lab||250 (+2 tell)||0||0||61.9%|